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  5. Germán del Sol
  6. 1995
  7. Explora Hotel in Patagonia / Germán del Sol + José Cruz

Explora Hotel in Patagonia / Germán del Sol + José Cruz

  • 01:00 - 27 January, 2015
Explora Hotel in Patagonia / Germán del Sol + José Cruz
Explora Hotel in Patagonia / Germán del Sol + José Cruz, © Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
  • Collaborators

    Ana Paz Turell, Patricio Parada
  • Area

    5600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    1995
  • Structure

    Fernando del Sol & Asociados
  • Job Inspection

    Fernando Cuevas, Jorge Palma, Cesar Murúa
  • Building Contractor

    Salfa S.A.
  • Wood Carpentry

    Tradema y Salfa S.A.
  • Date Begun

    1992
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© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

Text description provided by the architects. The purpose of the Hotel is to create a place that will promote the exploration of the natural and cultural environment of remote regions, at the southern tip of America.

It is located at the Torres del Paine National Park, a 500,000 acres  wilderness limiting with the southern ice fields, in Chile's west Patagonia.

Explora Hotel in Patagonia / Germán del Sol + José Cruz Explora Hotel in Patagonia / Germán del Sol + José Cruz Explora Hotel in Patagonia / Germán del Sol + José Cruz Explora Hotel in Patagonia / Germán del Sol + José Cruz + 38

The architecture of the hotel is based on the following ideas:

To establish a link between the city and nature, it must mediate  between the calculated reality of cities, and the unexpected behaviour of nature. A civilised interior, in the midst of nature´s imposing presence.

© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

The building is established in the natural environment, as if withdrawing from it, to allow the appearance of the remote. It reaffirms the untouched. Like the sand that emerges with the ride of the tide, the momentum of architecture is delayed, not to captured at the first sight.

© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

Architecture, which endures, must create a relationship with the ephemeral nature of a trip, that penetrates into the remote, and restores one smoothly to the origins.

This relationship occurs in the interior of the hotel, that offers many places for visitors to make a pause in their endless journeys. One is invited to make a pause and remain inside, by endless variations of light and sight.

© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne + 38

A sheltering interior, with subtracted dimensions.

An economy of forms, to strengthen the main form.

And, nonetheless, an architecture impossible to understand at the first sight. 

© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Explora Hotel in Patagonia / Germán del Sol + José Cruz" 27 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/591536/explora-hotel-in-patagonia-german-del-sol-jose-cruz/> ISSN 0719-8884
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